Friday, May 4, 2018

Dear Abby - Favorite Dog Movies: The Ugly Dachshund

Dear Friends,

I have been excited all week about our movie talk this week.  It is about my favorite movie in the world -- The Ugly Dachshund!  This is also my Momma's favorite live action Disney movie.

The Ugly Dachshund was made in 1966.  It stars Suzanne Pleshette and Dean Jones as a young married couple, Fran and Mark.  Fran loves dachshunds.  She has a beloved dachshund named Danke who has three beautiful puppies:  Heidi, Wilhelmina, and Chloe.  The puppies are born at the vet clinic and there Danke adopts a Great Dane puppy named Brutus, who was rejected by his own mother.

Danke and the puppies all come home.  They settle in -- but as Brutus grows, he thinks he is a dachshund, although he is 150 pounds!   The dachshunds are very fun loving and mischievous and Brutus gets blamed for a few of their adventures.

This is a little bit of a romantic comedy and a little bit of a screwball comedy -- but it is SO MUCH BETTER because it has dachshunds (and a Great Dane!).

I love this movie and highly recommend it to all my dog loving friends!


The movie was based on the 1938 book The Ugly Dachshund by G.B. Stern.  My Momma has read the book and said the movie was much better!

Brutus the Great Dane also appeared in the Disney movie The Swiss Family Robinson.

Suzanne Pleshette's little Yorkshire Terrier, Missy, was jealous of the dog smells she came home with during filming.  She had to shower and change every afternoon before leaving the studio!

Here is the trailer for the movie.  It will make you laugh!

Have you seen The Ugly Dachshund?  I would love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Abby xoxoxo


Lily (Beauty With Lily) said...

So, I've never seen or heard of this movie! I need to look it up ASAP!

Aliceson said...

Haley and I love this movie use to watch when I was a little girl. We have it on DVD and sent a copy to my granddaughter too.

Aliceson and Haley

Beth said...

I've never heard of this movie, but it sounds like one I'll love. I think I'll try and watch it with my mom.

Abby said...

Thanks, friends! I loved hearing from you.

Aliceson, how neat that you love this movie too, and you have shared this with your granddaughter. It is one of my Momma's long time favorites as well. Hugs to my doxie friend Haley!


Imperturbe said...

Well, it was a favorite when I was younger.

Abby said...

Imperturbe, thanks for stopping by! I knew you would remember this movie too. You should show it to Elsie sometime!